The Air Jordan 13 ‘He Got Game’ is back and I couldn’t wait to take it to the court.
For the record, this shoe is simply the White/Black-Red Air Jordan 13 for those of us old enough to remember the CEO commercial. However, we’re labeling it as the ‘He Got Game’ for SEO purposes. This new generation only refers to our beloved classics by strange monikers like ‘Candy Cane’ and ‘Bred’. Hey, it is what it is.
At least the shoes are still awesome — and they’re nearly identical to the original. Well, in the looks department. The materials are definitely not as nice as what we saw back on the 1997/98 releases of the Air Jordan 13, or the 2008 Countdown Pack, but the overall look and shape is as close as we’ve seen since ’08.
Luckily, the tech specs haven’t been dumbed-down so we still get heel and forefoot Zoom Air underfoot. For those that have been rocking with us since the Kicks On Court days, that means the shoe is still playable; you can check out my full thoughts at my Air Jordan 13 Retro Performance Review.
Side note: I’m thinking about re-doing a lot of the older performance reviews (not re-testing, but recreating the reviews in the newer style and visual format). Let me know what you all think about that.
If you’re interested in grabbing a pair of the Air Jordan 13 ‘He Got Game’ it will be available at all Jordan Brand retailers beginning August 4 for $190.